Restore Backup to Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wolfy357, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. wolfy357 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    #1
    Hello all,
    So heres the skinny:
    I recently had my Macbook stolen, after much grieving I am going to buy a MBP to cheer myself up. Before my Macbook got stolen, I had backed up a bootable clone (thankfully) with SuperDuper to an external HD.

    My backed up system: Macbook 10.4.8
    Western Digital Firewire/USB 2.0 Combo External Drive. There are two GUID volumes currently mounted on the drive. ---Backup: Bootable Clone (via SuperDuper) of everything except music/movies, ---Storage: Movies/Music

    Now, I know the new MBP's ship with Leopard probably on a disk. I would like to find the most painless way to restore my old files, music (30 GB in Itunes), and applications--without having to re-enter serial numbers for app's--and have everything functional in Leopard. Now, I know some of my older apps havent been updated for Leopard yet. Should I restore the bootable clone to the Tiger OS that will most likely come pre-installed on my new MBP? Or install Leopard first than copy over everything. I unfortunately have never had to do this, so I guess what I'm asking is what is the best step-by-step method to have everything functional in Leopard?

    Thanks,
    -Drew
     
  2. wolfy357 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    #2
    Thanks to everyone for there responses...wow, and I was under the assumption that this forum contained the most knowledgeable mac gurus. :confused:
     
  3. hanschien macrumors 6502

    hanschien

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #3
    Plug the external drive into your new MBP and fire up Migration Assistant. It should be able to migrate your home directory and Applications.
     

Share This Page